FTC Releases General Guidelines For Mobile Application Developers

Author:Mr Kevin Khurana
Profession:Proskauer Rose LLP

Months after the FTC released its final report titled "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: Recommendations for Business and Policymakers," (which we blogged about), it has followed up on one of its stated commitments regarding the mobile space, specifically online advertising, by releasing on September 5, 2012 guidelines for mobile application developers titled, "Marketing Your Mobile App: Get It Right From The Start." The purpose of this guide is to "assist mobile application developers observe truth-in-advertising and basic privacy principles when marketing their apps."

Specifically, the FTC lists the following guidelines that mobile application developers should consider when marketing their mobile applications:

Truthful Advertising: Tell the Truth About What Your App Can Do Disclose Key Information Clearly and Conspicuously Privacy...

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